Mr Abel Centella
Institute of Meteorology
Abel Centella is the current Director of the Basic Systems of the Institute of Meteorology in Cuba (INSMET) since 2017. INSMET provides meteorological services, training and research on weather and in climate fields. It is a pioneering institution which has been responsible for the investigation of climate impacts in Cuba and conducts adaptation assessments at the national level. Today, Mr Centella’s responsibilities include coordinating the operational processes of the observations, telecommunications and forecast systems of the Met Service in Cuba. He has held other positions at INSMET which include being the Science Director from 2002 to 2016, Head of the Climate Center from 1999 to 2001, and a Research Scientist from 1986 to 1999. Mr Centella’s experiences include being the Coordinator of the First National Communication of Cuba as well as the Coordinator of the National Climate Change Group in Cuba, being lead author of the ‘Variations and Changes of the Climate in Cuba’ National Report, authoring several publications related with climate change and variability and receiving the National Academic of Science of Cuba award for research on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Cuba, being a member of the Caribbean Climate Change Modelling Group, and leading several research initiatives on regional climate modelling as well as regional projections including 1.5 warming.